Yoo In-young jumps aboard cast of Goodbye Mr. Black
Ah, we’ve got more movement on MBC’s Goodbye Mr. Black, the revengey romance thriller starring Lee Jin-wook as the betrayed hero who returns with plucky Moon Chae-won at his side to claim payback. Joining them is Yoo In-young, who has been steadily putting in solid performances in a string of supporting roles (You From Another Star, Mask, Oh My Venus).
In the drama, Yoo In-young will play the wife of a chaebol and the director of a social welfare foundation. She’s described as having once loved a man, only to have to marry his enemy; Lee Jin-wook is “her first and last love,” and Kim Kang-woo is her backstabber of a husband (considering that he was once the hero’s friend). Thus she becomes a tool for revenge after the hero disguises his identity and returns home with a fake wife (Moon Chae-won) who ends up leading him back to emotional healing.
A couple things about this casting: This setup once again pits Yoo In-young against Lee Jin-wook as a former lover and current antagonist, after the two played out that dynamic in the fusion sageuk Three Musketeers. Their chemistry was pretty sizzling—it was half due to lingering feelings and half in angry resentment, but the rage just made for brighter sparks. Second, I’m looking forward to seeing Kim Kang-woo revisiting his darker side; I enjoy him as the good-guy hero (Golden Cross), but find him downright arresting as the bad guy (Story of a Man). And while Yoo really ought to get her leading lady break any day now, I’m actually happy to see her playing second leads for the time being, in that she at least makes those characters interesting and vulnerable, and not stock bitch types. I’m sure she’ll have her day in the spotlight, though, and hopefully soon.
Also in the supporting cast: Song Jae-rim (Surplus Princess) and Daniel Henny, who returns to Korean dramas (his last being 2010’s Runaway Plan B) after spending the past few years mostly in overseas projects.
Goodbye Mr. Black will follow One More Happy Ending, to premiere in March 2016.
Via TV Report
- Oh My Venus: Episode 1
- Daniel Henney up for Goodbye Mr. Black
- MBC welcomes back Goodbye Mr. Black
- Goodbye, Goodbye Mr. Black
- Kim Kang-woo up to join SBS’s Goodbye Mr. Black
- Song Jae-rim added to revenge drama Goodbye Mr. Black
- Lee Jin-wook, Moon Chae-won to headline revenge drama Goodbye Mr. Black
- Mask: Episodes 1-2
- Three Musketeers: Episode 1